Cristina Ros Blankfien & Jennifer Ross | Founders, Be Mixed
Cristina and Jen’s idea to start Be Mixed started when they realized there was a hole in market for a healthy all-natural, zero calorie cocktail mixer. The thing is – they actually came from the finance world and had absolutely no experience in the beverages and mixergy industry!
Imagine – you finally made it to the top of the corporate ladder of a multi-billion dollar company in a male-dominated industry, making a six-figure salary and with an awesome wardrobe to match it. Then imagine one day – one day you decided to give it all up . . . to teach YOGA.
When Lexi was in law school, she was the editor of the school paper. She also had a column where she wrote about fashion. Later when she started her career as a maritime attorney and needed a creative outlet to escape from, she started a blog called Glitter, Inc.
“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” And that’s exactly what Erin did when she found herself in a toxic work environment. Not only did she walk away from a story where she was the victim of sexual harassment, but she reclaimed her narrative and ultimately found herself in a brand new story
Tania studied Cell Biology and Genetics and thought she would end up being a doctor or something her parents wanted her to be. Once she entered the job market, she found herself quite bored at the thought of being in the healthcare industry.
Michelle was a Broadway Baby and always knew she wanted to be an actress when she grew up. But when she became an “adult” (in her late twenties) she decided to take the practical route and take a job that had adult stuff – like 401Ks, health insurance, etc… And she did.